Ok…I’ve tried the Briyanis at many outlets in Chennai. They don’t even reach the basic standard level. Either it tastes like tomato rice (red color) or pepper rice (black color) or curry leaves rice (green color) with a piece of chicken in it and to add to my anger, one boiled egg will be occupying most of the place in that small container. And they always over-cook the chicken. It’s never tender. It hard and fibrous and difficult to eat.
Hyderabad had done this to me…my taste buds demand a higher level of taste in food, which I fail to get in this City so far.
So, Ramzan had us eating one lousy briyani which was made with red chilli powder and over-cooked chicken :(
There was a debate. My point was that Rama can be a great King but he failed his wife Sita and that he is not a great example of husband material for men to idolize him. Even after Sita went through the fire (I don’t agree on that too), he had to send her out of the Kingdom when she was pregnant. Absolutely not justified is my opinion.
But there are people, who can’t accept this because of the strong religious beliefs imparted to them since childhood. They are unable to break the teachings that made them to what they are now. It’s quite sad to know the people still hold on to those beliefs and never raise themselves to question them.
And then this happened at my home :
Overheard this conversation in my dining area…
Chithi : What book are you reading now ??
Amma : Paavai Vilakku….you have already read it. Remember, its the story abt that guy who marries 3 or 4 times !!
Chithi : Oh yeah…I’ve read it. But the men in all the stories marry many times and everyone around is OK with it. Even when Arjuna married so many times, the women felt blessed to be married to Arjuna and nobody felt that anything is wrong about one man marrying so many women. I don’t agree with it.
Amma : I agree. Now I am reading Narayaneeyam. In that Krishna marries so many times. What kind of example have the Gods displayed to us ??
** I was chuckling away to glory at how my Amma and Chithi (Dad’s younger brother’s wife) questioned the staunch beliefs that they held since childhood ** Its time for a great change in our thinking…let it happen !!
* Narayaneeyam – Slokas told by Narayana Bhattar to relieve himself of some physical disease he suffered from. Reading this is supposed to be a good healer. This is part of the Bhagavata Purana.
In another 10 days elder one is leaving to hostel. Where did the 3 months holidays go ?? Anyway, we have to get to packing, yet again :)
The younger one is a busy bee, what with her 12th class schedules, special classes and all.
And now, in another year, she’ll be in college too. Time is running too fast. I need to make more good times with the girls.
I also want to go and watch movies in the theatre.
I want to go to the beach and get wet.
I want to eat fried fish and bajjis and corn on the coals by the beach.
So, whats happening at your side ??